Stacy Yates

Stacy Estes Yates is a fierce trial attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. She was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She attended the University of Tampa where she was team captain of the University’s Women’s NCAA Soccer Team. After graduating Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree, she went back to her home state of Texas and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Read more below…

My Experience

Stacy Yates

While attending law school, she was a member of national mock trial teams and served as a Certified Legal Intern at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. Upon graduation from law school, she was appointed an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County, prosecuting thousands of cases from DUI to career criminal cases.

After serving as a prosecutor, Ms. Yates worked for over a decade defending Fortune 500 companies, property owners, and state entities in a variety of civil cases. She was named managing shareholder of the Tampa office of a state-wide defense firm.  Because of her experience as a defense trial attorney, she has a thorough understanding of how corporations, risk managers, and insurance companies defend and evaluate cases. 

Ms. Yates also represented injured parties as a Plaintiff trial attorney at one of the largest Plaintiffs firms in the country. While there, she employed her in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry to help those who suffered serious personal injuries because of someone else’s negligence.

She’s successfully tried numerous civil jury trials over the course of her career, is considered a tenacious advocate for her clients in the courtroom and is respected by her peers and Judges.

Ms. Yates has the unique experience of trying cases in front of juries for both the Plaintiff and Defendants and now uses her knowledge to help parties on both sides forge equitable solutions.

Ms. Yates is a community advocate, activist and frequent public speaker. She is a proud member of the Athena Society, serves on the boards of many local and statewide non-profits including Ruth’s List Florida, was appointed to the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board 2020-2021, volunteers as a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Krewe of Grace O’Malley, a member of the Krewe of Tronando, a member of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, holds an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, consults for many political campaigns, and is an active member for Florida Voter Protection, including participation in the 2018 Florida election recount and the Presidential election of 2020.

Ms. Yates lives in Tampa with her husband, Jason, and their two children. She enjoys time with her family, strong coffee, feisty political discussion, exercise, travel to new places, and good books.

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section Member
    • Mediation and Arbitration Section Member
  • Florida Supreme Court Circuit Certified Mediator
  • Athena Society Member
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court (past member)
  • Ruth’s List of Florida, state-wide board member
  • Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, volunteer leader
  • South Tampa Family YMCA, past board chair and member
  • Hillsborough County Charter Review Board 2020-2021

    Area(s) of Practice

    • Civil Litigation

    • Commercial & Business Litigation

    • Mediation


    • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
    • B.S., The University of Tampa

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